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Face Coverings Mandatory in the City of AkronJuly 14, 2020At the July 13, 2020 Special Meeting, Akron City Council passed legislation making face coverings mandatory in the City of Akron.

The signed legislation will be available on our website soon.
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Downtown Akron Designated Outdoor Refreshment AreaMay 09, 2020A collaboration with the City of Akron and Akron Downtown Partnership.Read MoreAkron City Council to meet via videoconference on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 PMApril 02, 2020Last month, Akron City Council took steps to protect the health and safety of Council members and the public by suspending all regularly scheduled in-person City Council meetings and moving all future meetings to a virtual format, throughout the duration of the State of Ohio Stay at Home Order. Today, Akron City Council is announcing its first virtual meeting, which will take place April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.Read MoreAkron City Council Holds Last Meeting for 2019, Swearing in New MembersNovember 07, 2019New Members Will be Sworn in and Officers will be ElectedRead MoreFrequently Asked Questions for Snow and Ice ControlOctober 09, 2019Access The City of Akron's Most Frequently Asked Questions for Snow and Ice ControlRead MoreAkron City Council Invites Residents to Celebrate the Cuyahoga River HomecomingJune 18, 2019The Cuyahoga River Homecoming showcases 50 years of environmental progress.Read MoreAccess Akron City Council's Neighborhood Partnership Guidelines and Application RequirementsJune 11, 2019City of Akron neighborhood groups and organizations compete for grant money for their ward.Read MoreAkron City Council Holds Public Hearing for Kenmore/Garfield Community Learning CenterMay 22, 2019Ordinance sought by Akron City Council authorizing conditional use for Kenmore/Garfield CLCRead MoreThe 2019 Akron Summer Reading Program Turns the Page for Another SeasonMay 15, 2019Akron City Council spreads the word about summer reading.Read MoreAkron City Council Congratulates Akon Zips For Winning 2019 Esports NCAA ChampionshipApril 30, 2019The University of Akron Zips win Esports 2019 NCAA ChampionshipRead MoreCouncil Meeting From 4/22/19 Available As AudioApril 23, 2019Contact The Clerk's Office For The Audio From 4/22/19Read More2019 Summer Food Service Program to be Authorized by City CouncilApril 16, 2019Summer Food Service Program To Be ApprovedRead MoreSale of Akron’s Bounce Building Authorized by City Council Facilitates Expansion of the Innovation SpaceApril 10, 2019Progress “bounces” forward for the former B.F. Goodrich campus.Read MorePassage of Ohio House Bill 174 Opposed by CouncilApril 02, 2019As a collective body, Council finds the proposed lack of restrictions on gun carrying laws alarming.Read MoreExciting Summer Concert Series at Lock 3March 28, 2019Lock 3 and the City are actively pursuing top talent for their Summer Concert Series.Read MoreCity Council approved historic designation of 105 Fir HillMarch 19, 2019City Council supports the historic designation of the Martin University Center as a historic landmark.Read MoreCity Council approved funding for The Dru Joyce ClassicMarch 13, 2019City Council's support of The Dru Joyce Classic will inject millions of dollars into the local economy.Read MoreCity Council Honors Akron’s Own James IngramMarch 05, 2019City Council acknowledges and honors Mr. Ingram’s storied career by renaming parts of Fuller Street in the City of Akron to James Ingram Way.Read MoreSignal Supports, Vacation Plat and Replacement Hypo MixersFebruary 26, 2019Council approved the purchase of signal supports and the repair and/or replacement of sodium hypo mixers and accepted a vacation plat.Read MoreCouncil’s Snow and Ice Task Force Sets Clean-up in MotionFebruary 25, 2019Top ten recommendations indicate swift action and ongoing commitmentRead MoreAdditional Plow and Salt Spreader PurchasesFebruary 15, 2019Authorization to purchase plows and salt spreadersRead MoreLease Authorized for Parking Spaces and the Sell of City-owned PropertyFebruary 08, 2019Parking spaces leased and Steiner Avenue property authorized for sellRead MoreCity Council Email DownJanuary 30, 2019Akron City Council members’ emails are still down. The best way to reach members of council is to call them directly. The City of Akron is working diligently to fix this issue.Read MoreCouncil President Sommerville Establishes Snow and Ice Task ForceJanuary 29, 2019Council President Sommerville establishes the Akron City Council Snow and Ice Control Task Force to review procedures regarding how the City responds to snow and ice events and recommend improvements as appropriate.Read MoreCity Council Email and Livestream Down 01-28-2019January 28, 2019Akron City Council will not livestream the January 28, 2019 meeting due to an internet outage. Email is also down.Read MoreAkron Zoo Land Lease RenewalJanuary 18, 2019Council passed an ordinance allowing the City to lease land to the Akron Zoo.Read MoreOld School Soul Band SubmissionsJanuary 11, 2019Submit the name of the old school soul band or performer you would like to see at Lock 3.Read MoreShin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. Land OptionJanuary 09, 2019A $600,000 option for the sale of 41.85 acres of city-owned land to be purchased by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc..Read More